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  • Locations: Rennes, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:
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Kline in France: European Union Law

Rennes, France

Program Overview

The Spring Break Course in Rennes, France will have three components: (1) readings and a lecture on legal principles applicable in civil law countries; (2) lectures on the growth of European private law, French criminal law, and British common law; (3) a final paper in which students will analyze an aspect of U.S. law taking a comparative approach to French or European law. This one-credit course will introduce Kline law students to civil law, which is the legal system of most of the world, and to the growing influence of E.U. law. By studying aspects of other legal traditions, Kline law students will develop a more nuanced and critical approach to the U.S. common law system.

Rennes is the capital of the Brittany region in Northwest France. Rennes is a dynamic city where researchers, faculty and students make up about one third of the population. Majestic 18th century buildings overlook spacious public squares, and La Vilaine River runs across the city, which is a two-hour trip from Paris and one hour from historic destinations such as Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo.


Students will be registered for spring semester course LAW T680S for 1 credit.

Faculty Leader
Dr. Robert Field, Professor of Law and Professor of Health Management & Policy

Program Partner
Rennes 1 University, Faculty of Law and Political Science

Program CalendarRennes University

March 10 - 15, 2024
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Students should plan to leave on March 8 or 9 to arrive in Rennes on March 10.

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 0 Depart USA, arrive in Paris. Travel to Rennes
Day 1 Arrive in Rennes; program begins, get settled in hotel
Day 2 Welcome breakfast. Lecture, Prof. Philippe Pierre, Faculty of Law & Political Science, University of Rennes 1; tour Brittany courts; afternoon and evening on your own
Day 3 Trip to St. Malo
Day 4 Lecture, Prof. Cédric Coulon, Lecturer Private Law & Criminal Science; afternoon and evening on your own
Day 5 Trip to Normandy
Day 6 Lecture, Prof. Rob Field, Kline School of Law, Drexel University
Afternoon: depart Rennes to begin return to USA

Program Fee: $490

Due November 15th: $490 Advance Payment + $25 application fee

Included in Program Fee: 

  • Lodging in Rennes1 dorms for five nights
  • Program site visits

Estimated Costs Not Included in Program Fee

  • 1 Kline credit 
  • Round trip airfare to France - $950
  • Transport to/from airport
  • Meals - $350
  • Passport - $135
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Optional activities listed on the program itinerary, including entrance fees and day trips

More Information

  • US citizens do not need a visa.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Field, Professor of Law.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 11/15/2023
11/29/2023 03/10/2024 03/15/2024

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This program is currently not accepting applications.